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Volleyball

KINGSBURG - The Kingsburg volleyball team started Central Sequoia League play at 2-0 after wins over Immanuel and Hanford West.

On Sept. 4, the Vikings defeated Immanuel 3-0 on the road and Kingsburg had a 3-2 victory over Hanford West at home two days later.

In the sweep against the Immanuel Eagles, the set scores were 25-20, 26-24, 25-23.

The Vikings had nine kills from Cambria Brandon, followed by seven from Olivia Doyle and six by Jennah Torres.

As for the win against the Hanford West Huskies, the set scores were 25-14, 25-15, 22-25, 24-26 and 15-11. Kingsburg had a 2-0 lead before Hanford West was victorious in the third and fourth sets. The Vikings eventually closed it out against the Huskies winning the final set.

Jessi Swenning led Kingsburg in kills at 13, followed by nine each from Torres and Brandon. Kassidy Wilson had eight kills and Doyle had seven for the Vikings.

Currently, Kingsburg is 5-2 and will compete at a tournament in Visalia hosted by Redwood High School on Sept. 14-15. The Vikings will continue CSL play at home against Central Valley Christian on Sept. 18.

SELMA - The Selma volleyball team started 0-2 in Central Sequoia League after losses to Central Valley Christian and Dinuba.

On Sept. 4, the Bears were swept at home by CVC and the set scores were 25-14, 25-12, 25-14. Two days later, Selma lost 3-1 on the road to Dinuba and the set scores results were 15-25, 10-25, 25-21 and 25-21.

In the game against CVC, Gurleen Brar led Selma in kills at eight. Against Dinuba, Brar had six kills, which was second-best on the team. Clarissa Moreno had a team-lead 10 kills for the Bears against Dinuba.

After the two losses, the girls competed at a tournament hosted by Madera South High School on Sept. 7-8. Selma went 4-3 in the tournament including winning the last two games. On the first day of the tournament, the Bears defeated Kerman, but lost to Modesto and Dinuba. The second day, Selma defeated Hoover, Nipomo and Dos Palos with the only loss of the day coming against Chowchilla.

Up next for Selma is a league road matchup against Exeter on the road on Sept. 12, followed by a home game with league opponent Immanuel on Sept. 18.

Local volleyball camp

SELMA - For kids interested in volleyball, there’s a chance for them to learn the sport at a camp hosted by the Selma volleyball program.

The six session camp will be held at the Selma High School gym and kids in fourth through eighth grades are allowed to participate.

Each session will occur at 9-10 a.m. and will be held on Sept. 15, 22 and 29 and Oct. 13, 20 and 27.

For each participant, the entry fee is $50. To register, contact Selma head coach Montana Lowe at montylowe@gmail.com.

Water polo

SELMA - The Selma water polo teams both lost to Hanford High at home on Sept. 4.

The girls lost 12-9 while the boys were defeated 21-9 by the Hanford Bullpups.

For the girls, it was their second-straight loss and are currently 3-2 on the season. As for the boys, it was the fifth-straight loss for the team and 1-6 this year.

Up next, the boys team will compete at a tournament hosted by Sunnyside High School on Sept. 14-15. Both teams will have a home matchup against Mission Oak on Sept. 19. CSL play for both teams will start against Exeter at home on Sept. 24.

KINGSBURG - The Kingsburg girls water polo team competed at a tournament hosted by Hanford High on Sept. 7-8.

The Vikings fell to the hosting Bullpups 9-8 on the first day of the tournament, but had a 10-8 victory over Mission Oak the next day.

As for the boys team, Kingsburg fell to El Diamante on the road 9-5 on Sept. 4.

Up next for the boys is competing at a tournament hosted by Sunnyside High School on Sept. 14-15. The girls will be at home against Hanford West – the league opener for both teams on Sept. 26. The boys will host Hanford West on the same night as well.

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Jeremiah Martinez can be reached at 559-583-2413 or jmartinez@hanfordsentinel.com

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